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West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Nov 16, 2017

West Haven Teen Reunites With Crews That Helped Save Her Life

Courtesy of West Haven Patch - A teen was saved by the quick actions of her coach and emergency crews after a sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer practice at Quinnipiac.

Diabetes: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Sevenfold Higher in Young People

Nov 16, 2017

Diabetes: Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Sevenfold Higher in Young People

Courtesy of Gears of Biz - The preliminary findings of a study from Denmark suggest that children and young adults with diabetes may have seven times the risk of sudden cardiac death of young people without it.

Screening and Breakthrough Offering Hope for Cardiomyopathy

Nov 11, 2017

Screening and Breakthrough Offering Hope for Cardiomyopathy

Courtesy of ABC Action News - Losing a child to an undiagnosed heart condition is, in so many words, heartbreaking. But doctors may be close to preventing one type of heart disease before it even starts.

How to Checkmate Cardiac Arrest

Nov 9, 2017

How to Checkmate Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Nation - Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart beat stops suddenly for some time.

Missouri Student Saved by Staff After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Nov 9, 2017

Missouri Student Saved by Staff After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Ozarks First - Quick action saves the life of a northern Missouri high school student.

Congenital Heart Defect Nearly Took High School Athlete’s Life. Now He Plays College Football.

Nov 7, 2017

Congenital Heart Defect Nearly Took High School Athlete’s Life. Now He Plays College Football.

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - In an article published in The Signal, a publication of The College of New Jersey, Maximillian C. Burgos tells the story of football player Anthony Cortazzo, who collapsed during a routine track practice in high school, nearly dying from sudden cardiac arrest.

More Cardiac Arrest Victims Could Survive with Dispatcher CPR Instruction, Rescue Breaths for Children

Nov 7, 2017

More Cardiac Arrest Victims Could Survive with Dispatcher CPR Instruction, Rescue Breaths for Children

Courtesy of Medical Express - More people will survive cardiac arrest if emergency medical dispatchers give chest compression-only CPR instructions over the phone and if infants and children receive chest compressions with rescue breaths.

CPR and AEDs Save Lives—But What Should Come First?

Nov 2, 2017

CPR and AEDs Save Lives—But What Should Come First?

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - CPR coupled with AED use has proven to be a life-saving combination when it comes to students suffering sudden cardiac arrest.

Brevard Schools to Add CPR Training as Graduation Requirement

Nov 1, 2017

Brevard Schools to Add CPR Training as Graduation Requirement

Courtesy of Florida Today - As Shawn Sima sat next to his daughter’s hospital bed, he started to feverishly research. How could this happen? Here she was a happy, healthy 16-year-old cheerleader, and just like that — Lexi Sima fell off a treadmill at a Viera gym and into cardiac arrest.

New Guidelines Aim to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Oct 30, 2017

New Guidelines Aim to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Courtesy of Beloit Daily News - It’s hard to predict sudden cardiac arrest.

School Team’s Training Saves A Teen’s Life

Oct 26, 2017

School Team’s Training Saves A Teen’s Life

Courtesy of The West Australian - According to the proverb, it takes a village to raise a child — but a Perth family have discovered it also takes a village to save a child.

Torrey Pines Teens Fundraise to Bring Life-Saving AEDs to Campus

Oct 25, 2017

Torrey Pines Teens Fundraise to Bring Life-Saving AEDs to Campus

Courtesy of Del Mar Times - Two Torrey Pines High School students are working to help save lives and raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest.

Spencer Homecoming King Thanks His 'Crew' After Cardiac Arrest

Oct 25, 2017

Spencer Homecoming King Thanks His 'Crew' After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Sioux City Journal - Austin Crew, the Spencer High School homecoming king who collapsed and suffered cardiac arrest after a football game on Oct. 13, returned to school this week.

Obesity Growing Among Young People, According to Kent Expert

Oct 24, 2017

Obesity Growing Among Young People, According to Kent Expert

Courtesy of Inquire - Over the last 40 years, obesity rates in the world’s children and adolescents has increased from less than 1% in 1975 to nearly 6% in girls and nearly 8% in boys in 2016.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Oct 23, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Courtesy of Memorial Healthcare - Recognizing a sudden cardiac arrest event and knowing how to proceed can potentially save a life.

Cunningham Finds New Calling Off the Ice

Oct 23, 2017

Cunningham Finds New Calling Off the Ice

Courtesy of TSN - Craig Cunningham lost his leg and his career as a professional hockey player. He almost lost his life, too.

Preventing Sudden Death from Cardiac Arrest

Oct 20, 2017

Preventing Sudden Death from Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Chronicle Herald - In August 2013, 16-year-old Jordan Boyd passed away after collapsing on the ice at the Acadie-Bathurst Titan hockey training camp.

McNairy senior raises $14,000 for AEDs in school

Oct 20, 2017

McNairy senior raises $14,000 for AEDs in school

Courtesy of The Jackson Sun - Master Medical Equipment in Jackson is partnering with McNairy County High School student, Mackenzie Parson of Selmer, to provide eight or more auto­mated external defibrillators for the schools that have no funding available otherwise.

Childhood Heart Disease has a Profound Impact and is Under-Recognised

Oct 19, 2017

Childhood Heart Disease has a Profound Impact and is Under-Recognised

Courtesy of The Conversation - We are all aware of heart disease in men and women. But childhood heart disease, and its often profound impact on the health and wellbeing of children and their families, is almost invisible.

Coach Pays Heart Rending Tribute to Tragic Accrington Stanley Teen Footballer

Oct 19, 2017

Coach Pays Heart Rending Tribute to Tragic Accrington Stanley Teen Footballer

Courtesy of The Sun - Jordan Moseley was destined for a career as a top pro according to former mangers before his unexpected death